Octave Mine

Past Producer in Yavapai county in Arizona, United States with commodities Gold, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10027632
MRDS ID M003608
Record type Site
Current site name Octave Mine
Alternate or previous names Joker
Related records 10283260

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -112.70742, 34.14422 (WGS84)
Elevation 1036
Relative position 6 MILES SSE OF YARNELL.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Arizona Yavapai

Public Land Survey System information

Meridian Township Range Section Fraction State
Gila and Salt River 009N 004W 05,06 SW OF SE Arizona

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary
Copper Secondary
Lead Secondary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Gold Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Minor Sericite Along Vein Walls, Silicification

Analytical data

Result 60% OF GOLD RECOVERED BEFORE 1921 WAS MINED AS FREE GOLD, 40% WAS MINED AS SULFIDES

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Volcanic Rock (Aphanitic) > Intermediate Volcanic Rock > Andesite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Granite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -112.70742, 34.14422

Geologic structures

Type Description Terms
Regional Foliation In Precambrian Metamorphic Rocks Trends N10e To N25e; Granitic Rocks Unfoliated
Local Veins Parallel Mafic Dikes Which Trend Ne And Dip At Low Angles, Usually Less Than 40 Deg

Ore body information

  • General form TABULAR
    Strike N 70 E
    Dip 25 NW
    Thickness 1.52M
    Width 609.6M
    Length 1752.6M

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Faulting, Shearing, Igneous Activity

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1865
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place
Year of first production 1895
Year of last production 1980

Mining district

District name Rich Hill District

Land status

Ownership category Private

Ownership information

  • Type Operator
    Owner Cal Schroeder And Gary Dechristina
    First year 1980
  • Type Owner
    Owner Consolidated Chemical And Mining Corp And Winner Industries
    First year 1975

Production statistics

  • Year 1936
    Material ORE
    Accuracy Accurate
    Description Ap_Grade: ^0.364 Toz Au/St, 0.464 Toz Ag/St, 0.240% Pb, 0.030% Cu
    Importance Item Commodity Group Amount recovered Grade Recovery percentage
    Ore Silver Silver 13g/mt
    Ore Gold Gold 10g/mt
    Ore Copper Copper 0wt-pct
    Ore Lead Lead 0wt-pct

Comments on the production information

  • ITEM (8) IS ESTIMATED FROM $1,800,000 OF GOLD PRODUCTION AT $20.67 PER OUNCE. THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE THAT SOME ORE LEACHING MAY HAVE BEEN PERFORMED AROUND 1980, BUT NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Length 3048M
    Overall depth 640.08M

Comments on the workings information

  • WORKINGS INCLUDE AT LEAST 3 SHAFTS OF 2100 FT, 1800 FT, AND 1400 FT RESPECTIVELY; EARLIEST WORKINGS ARE ON VEIN TO WEST OF FAULT; VEIN EAST OF FAULT WAS WORKED FROM JOKER SHAFT FROM 1918 TO 1939; SHAFT NO 3 WORKED IN 1930'S AND 40'S.

Comments on development

  • PREVIOUS OPERATORS INCLUDE THE ALLEN CO. (1951).

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS M003608
U.S. Bureau of Mines Minerals Availability System MAS 0040250935

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WILSON, E.D., 1934, ARIZONA LODE GOLD MINES AND GOLD MINING: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 137, P. 66.

  • Deposit

    ELSING, M.J., AND HEINEMAN, R.E., 1936, ARIZONA METAL PRODUCTION: ARIZONA BUREAU OF MINES BULLETIN 140, P. 103.

  • Deposit

    ABGMT CLIPPINGS FILES.

  • Deposit

    ABGMT-USBM FILE DATA.

  • Deposit

    ARIZONA DEPT OF MINERAL RESOURCES FILE DATA.

  • Deposit

    SAWYER, M.B., GURMENDI, A.C., DALEY, M.R., AND HOWELL, S.B., 1992, PRINCIPAL DEPOSITS OF STRATEGIC AND CRITICAL MINERALS IN ARIZONA: UNITED STATES BUREAU OF MINES SPECIAL PUBLICATION, 334 P.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

  • Production

    A.B.M. BULLETIN 140 , P. 103; SAWYER AND OTHERS, 1992.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit DEPOSIT IS QUARTZ VEIN WHICH CUTS PRECAMBRIAN GRANITIC ROCKS. VEIN LOCALIZED ALONG SHALLOWLY DIPPING ANDESITE AND DIORITE. VEIN OFFSET BY FAULTING; STRIKE AND DIP VARIES AT DEPTH. QUARTZ DIORITE ENCLOSES ORE; DIABASE AND DIKES CUT VEIN.
Deposit Discovery Year: 1860'S

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1972 Gere, W. U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-APR-1979 Johnson, Kris H. (Creasey, S.C.) U.S. Geological Survey
Updater 01-DEC-1981 Roth, Frances A. (Dewitt, Ed) Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology
Updater 01-MAR-1994 Orris, Greta J. U.S. Geological Survey